This week I’ve been taking photos of anything that catches my eye. There are lots of insects around the garden and out in the fields. The butterfly numbers seem to have increased as the sunny weather continues.
The ants took to the sky one afternoon and every plant, surface and the washing was covered in flying ants for a few hours before they lifted off and disappeared. These flying ants are males and young Queens (the larger ones are the Queens) who will mate in flight.
The large ants in the days after are the Queens that have mated and are looking to set up a nest. The Queen can live up to 10 years and will stay in the nest.
There have been some fantastic sunsets over the week and an amazing full moon
Most of the birds in the garden at the moment are fledglings, including a Green Woodpecker, a Robin, Pigeons, Blackbirds, Blue tits and Sparrows.
Every morning we fill up the feeders and the water dishes. The birds come straight down for a drink.